Flash (Bobby Clark and Blodgett ('Paul McCullough (I)' )qv) are two "alibi photographers" in Atlantic City who let moonlighting husbands and wives pretend to be anywhere but in Atlantic ... See full summary »

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Paul McCullough ...
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Bud Nimrod
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Flash (Bobby Clark and Blodgett ('Paul McCullough (I)' )qv) are two "alibi photographers" in Atlantic City who let moonlighting husbands and wives pretend to be anywhere but in Atlantic City for alibi purposes. Complications arise when a husband, his wife, her boyfriend, the hotel manager, the hotel detective, a maid and Flash and Blodgett try to dodge each other as they run in and out of four adjoining rooms in the hotel. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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14 June 1935 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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Fast and crazy, but not great
12 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This RKO short was my first exposure to the comedy team of Clark and McCollough, and they certainly made an impression, if not necessarily a great one. They, and the short, are as wacky as, well, a man wearing a pair of painted-on eyeglasses. Often they seem to be wacky without any kind of consistent character or situation to ground the wackiness, and that makes them fall flat more often than they should. The film is so frenetic in pace and the gags come so fast that it almost (but only almost) makes you forget that they aren't actually very good. The flimsy set-up involving the two stars as alibi photographers for an unknowing husband and wife quickly becomes as excuse for a lot of people to run through doors as fast as they can and for Bobby Clark to act like a cut-rate Groucho Marx who has stolen Harpo's horn and developed a fondness for making gargling noises at the women he chases.


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